Quantum Rehab Supports The ALS Association as Premier-Level National Partner to Provide Support for People Affected by ALS

    Contact:
Carrie Munk
The ALS Association
cmunk@alsa-national.org
(571) 319-3047

Contact:
Mark E. Smith
MSmith@pridemobility.com 
(800) 800-8586

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington, D.C. (February 25, 2015) – Quantum® Rehab, a premier manufacturer of complex rehab power wheelchairs, is privileged to further its support of The ALS Association in serving individuals affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and their families.

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis. For unknown reasons, veterans are twice as likely to develop ALS as the general population. There is no cure, and only one drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) modestly extends survival.

As a Premier-Level national partner, Quantum supports important ALS Association events, including the Walk to Defeat ALS®, which raises funds from Walk events across the nation to support The Association’s mission priorities. Association chapters will have the opportunity to collaborate with Quantum’s national network for Walks and other events.

“It’s truly our honor to support The ALS Association and the amazing work it accomplishes through its local chapters across the country,” said Megan Kutch, M.S., OTR, Sr. Director of Quantum Rehab. “Our missions toward serving those living with ALS align, and we whole-heartedly support the quality-of-life programs and the research performed by The ALS Association.”

“We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Quantum on both the chapter and national levels,” said Barbara Newhouse, President and CEO at The ALS Association. “The company has been a longtime supporter of The ALS Association and has served the mobility needs of people living with ALS.”

About Quantum® Rehab
Quantum Rehab is a global innovator of complex rehab products, including the Q6® Series of power bases, TRU-Balance® 3 Power Positioning Systems, Q-Logic 2 Drive Control System,  Synergy® Cushions and Backs, Kids UP® pediatric mobility solutions, and Stealth Products positioning components. Clinically-focused and consumer-inspired, Quantum Rehab products are engineered and manufactured to meet the widest range of needs with functional, durable, stylized, high-performance designs to increase quality of life. For more information on Quantum Rehab’s premier complex rehab products, please visit www.QuantumRehab.com.

About The ALS Association
The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front.  By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.  For more information about The ALS Association, visit our website at www.alsa.org.

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